Kid-Approved Easy Cheese Pasta Dinner Recipe Your Family Will Devour

Need a kid-approved meal the whole family will love? You can’t go wrong with our easy cheese pasta dinner recipe! Read on to find out how to make it!

Need a kid-approved meal the whole family will love? You can’t go wrong with our easy cheese pasta dinner recipe! Check it out!

It’s hard to find kid-approved recipes for picky eaters that aren’t too boring for the more refined palates in the family, isn’t it? I can’t tell you how many times we’ve all made our own separate small meals because no one could agree on what to make. Pasta is probably the one thing that every likes, although to be honest, my husband will always find a way to add more spice and some sort of meat. The beautiful thing about this cheese pasta recipe is that it’s perfect on its own for the pickier eaters or vegetarians in the family, but can also be upgraded after it’s cooked for those who just can’t live without their meat. Read on to find out how! Don’t forget to grab the printable recipe card!

Kid-Approved Easy Cheese Pasta Recipe

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Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Preheat over to 350.
  • Combine mozzarella cheese, egg, basil, pepper, and ricotta cheese.
  • Combine hot noodles, sauce, and ricotta mixture.
  • Bake in 11 x 7 glass dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  • Bake 25 minutes covered.
  • Bake additional 5 minutes uncovered until cheese is melted.
  • Scoop out some pasta and add two scoops of Ricotta cheese on top.
  • Enjoy!!!

Need a kid-approved meal the whole family will love? You can’t go wrong with our easy cheese pasta dinner recipe! Check it out!

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Kid-Approved Easy Cheese Pasta Dinner Recipe Your Family Will Devour
Ingredients
  • 1 11 x7 glass dish
  • 1 C Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 C chopped basil leaves
  • 1 box of Barilla Rigatoni pasta cooked and drained
  • 1/2 C Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 jar of tomato and basil Classico pasta sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 350.
  2. Combine mozzarella cheese, egg, basil, pepper, and ricotta cheese.
  3. Combine hot noodles, sauce, and ricotta mixture.
  4. Bake in 11 x 7 glass dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake 25 minutes covered.
  6. Bake additional 5 minutes uncovered until cheese is melted.
  7. Scoop out some pasta and add two scoops of Ricotta cheese on top.

 

For super picky eaters, you can easily leave the scoops of ricotta off of the top without ruining the flavor. I love all things cheese, so I’d definitely leave it on mine, but my son would look at me like I was crazy if I put it on his.

If you have a “must have meat” eater in your family, heat up some of those little precooked chicken strips (like the kind you put in chicken Caesar salad) to stir in. You can also make some yummy turkey or beef meatballs as a side. Personally, I just love to eat this as is with a side of yummy garlic bread!

More kid-approved dinner recipes for the whole family

While I could eat this every night and probably never get bored, I’m guessing that most people prefer to mix things up, right? Add these other delicious kid-approved dinner recipes to your menu!

Want to make the most delicious pizza muffin ever? Check out our recipe and #1 tip for making this easy recipe over-the-top amazing!

 

These pizza muffins aren’t just easy to make, since each one is in its own little muffin liner, your whole family can customize them until their heart’s content. Make half of them “plain cheese,” add pepperoni, sausage bits, veggies, or even pineapple to others!

 

Need a fast, easy and delicious after school snack for the kiddos? Try our cheddar cornbread dogs recipe! It's the carnival food your kids love without all the extra fat and calories!

For those crazy hectic nights when everyone needs to be out the door fast to go to activities, try these yummy cheddar cornbread dogs. Add a side of veggies and you’re good to go!

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When you need to feed a family full of different taste preferences, you can never go wrong with sandwiches. These dragon’s tail sandwiches are fun for kids, but tasty enough for adults.

Do you have any favorite kid-approved dinner recipes that the whole family loves? Will you eat our cheese pasta recipe as is or add in some upgrades? Share below!

 

 

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Kid-Approved Easy Cheese Pasta Dinner Recipe Your Family Will Devour”

  1. This would be a hit for everyone in my family. It also sounds like something i have the energy to make at the end of a long day!

  2. We can have both the cheesy pasta and pizza muffins in one day and the cheddar cornbread dogs and dragon tail sandwiches the next day! These are really easy but delicious and nutritious meals that I can make for my family. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Jen At Dapperhouse

    I have been making more pasta dishes lately and my family is reacting happlily. I like that this recipe is easy for me to make on a busy night.

  4. I love the pasta recipe as well as the cheddar cornbread dogs. All sound so great, my daughter just started a cooking class at our local children’s museum and is becoming very fond of cooking. She would love to make these at home this fall after school!

  5. These would all be a hit with my pick eater son. I have never heard of pizza muffins before, but this is such a fantastic idea! I think everyone in the house would gobble these up. I will have to try out each of these this week. Yum!

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